In the 1960’s, cola producers used six ounce bottles to bottle their product. Today they are using twenty-ounce bottles. This change is one way that cola may make more people ill because the more ounces of soft drinks a person consumes, the more benzene the drink contains, and therefore, the more effect the benzene has on the person.
Illnesses that could be caused from drinking soft drinks include obesity, diabetes, other blood sugar disorders, tooth decay, osteoporosis, bone fractures, nutritional deficiencies, heart disease, food addictions, eating disorders, neurotransmitter dysfunction from chemical sweeteners, neurological, and adrenal disorders from excessive caffeine, and calcium loss in blood. The most common disorder from drinking soft drinks is general gastrointestinal distress, a gastric inflammation that people tend to develop after drinking too many soft drinks.